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Claude McKay

Festus Claudius "Claude" McKay was a Jamaican writer and poet, who was a seminal figure in the Harlem Renaissance. He wrote four novels: Home to Harlem, a best-seller that won the Harmon Gold Award for Literature, Banjo, Banana Bottom, and in 1941 a manuscript called Amiable With Big Teeth: A Novel of the Love Affair Between the Communists and the Poor Black Sheep of Harlem which remained unpublished until 2017. McKay also authored... Read More

BornFestus Claudius McKay
September 15, 1889
Clarendon Parish, Jamaica
DiedMay 22, 1948 (aged 58)
Chicago, Illinois
OccupationWriter, poet, journalist
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